Saturday, 22 December 2007

Wild Geese and Frozen Shrews

I went to Rainham Marshes today in an attempt to connect with their reported wild geese additions. Sure enough all eighty-odd Barnacle Geese were still present and two of the twelve Tundra Bean Geese also remained. Other highlights included a great big flock of Linnets mixed in with Goldfinch, Stonechats and Reed Buntings. Also, about five Rock Pipits on the foreshore and a couple of token mamals (one frozen stiff!).

Barnacle Geese
Barnacle Geese

Tundra Bean Goose
Tundra Bean Goose (trust me)


Linnets

Baah!Frozen Shrew


Sheep, Frozen Shrew

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